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Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data – TechCrunch

Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data – TechCrunch Apple has refreshed and expanded its privacy website, a month after its most recent iPhone and Mac launches. You’re not going to see much change from previous years — the privacy pages still state …

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Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch

Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee …

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GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests – TechCrunch

GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests – TechCrunch An analysis of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into EU visitors. But it also implies …

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An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch

An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You’re thinking …

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Apple’s Tim Cook is sending a privacy bat-signal to US lawmakers – TechCrunch

Apple’s Tim Cook is sending a privacy bat-signal to US lawmakers – TechCrunch Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has today been announced as the keynote speaker at a European data protection conference taking place in Brussels later this month — at a time when US lawmakers are asking tech giants outright if they’ll …

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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data – TechCrunch

Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data – TechCrunch It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out …

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Zuckerberg must face public scrutiny over latest data breach, say UK MPs – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg must face public scrutiny over latest data breach, say UK MPs – TechCrunch UK members of parliament have once again called for Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to travel to the country to face questions about how his business operates. They’re renewing calls for facetime with the Facebook CEO in …

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy – TechCrunch

Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy – TechCrunch At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want …

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In Senate hearing, tech giants push lawmakers for federal privacy rules – TechCrunch

In Senate hearing, tech giants push lawmakers for federal privacy rules – TechCrunch Another day, another hearing of tech giants in Congress. Wednesday’s hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee with Apple, Amazon, Google and Twitter, alongside AT&T and Charter, marked the latest in a string of hearings in the past …

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France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR – TechCrunch

France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR – TechCrunch Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months ago, when GDPR came into force, updating regional data protection rules and introducing much higher penalties …

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